Textile chemicals manufacturers and professionals of leather industry at ACLE 2016

All China Leather Exhibition, a main event for the leather industry

There are only a few weeks to go until the inauguration of the 2016 All China Leather Exhibition, one of the main international events in leather industry.
Held at the New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, the 2016 event will take place from the 31st of August to the 2nd of September, and it is expected to be a great event for all the companies and professionals who will take part in it. Also Veco will showcase its products at the fair: come and meet us at our stall!

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Carriage of leather tanning chemicals – ADR

Carriage of leather tanning chemicals

The transport and delivery of leather tanning chemicals needs to be carried out in an attentive way, respecting precise rules in order to ensure safety for people and products as well.
In this sense, you might find it useful to know more about ADR, i.e. the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road. The acronym ADR comes from the French definition “Accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises Dangereuses par Route”.

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Tannery chemicals: the importance of being “green”

The environmental issue in leather working

In the field of leather working and finishing, the environmental issue is very important. The use of innovative products and technologies that can help reducing the impact of tanneries and leather companies on the environment is an essential challenge.
The companies that are willing to look at the future (like Veco), and not only at the present, know well that they need to find new solutions to ensure the environmental sustainability during the process of leather production. This objective can be achieved using new technologies and products, and investing on research and development, giving up any fear of changing things.

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Choose the leather chemical compound that best meets your needs!

Why is leather finishing so important?

Finishing is a very important phase in the process of leather working: it is during this phase, indeed, that the tanned leather undergoes a series of chemical processes that convey to this material those qualities that are most appreciated on the market. If you work in this field, you know that the leather market is becoming more and more exigent, and the sector of leather finishing needs to keep pace with the times, studying and developing cutting edge technologies and products for leather working.

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Leather chemical suppliers – Veco and its resins NMP free

Resins in the field of leather finishing

As we have already said in a previous post on this blog, resins are very important elements in the process of leather finishing. There are various types of resins, and each one has specific peculiarities. In particular, Veco offers three main categories of resins: acrylic resins, polyurethanic resins and resins NMP free.

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Veco among the leather finishing chemicals manufacturers at IFLE Guangzhou

Veco to take part in IFLE Guangzhou

Veco is proud to announce its participation in the International Footwear & Leather Products Exhibition, which will be held from the 1st to the 3rd of June 2016 in the China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex, Guangzhou.
IFLE Guangzhou is one of the most important trade shows as far as the sector of footwear and leather goods is concerned: this year the fair will take place for the 26th time, and in its history IFLE has succeeded in establishing itself as a benchmark at an international level.

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Some details about acrylic leather resin

What are resins?

Acrylic resins are very important products for leather finishing. Let’s try to give a simple definition and description of leather resin!
First of all, what are resins? Everybody knows what natural resin is (if you do not know, it is a blend secreted by plants and vegetables, which can be either solid or liquid), and in general, when we think about a natural resin, we usually associate it to something viscous and sticky.

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Italian hide tanning industry: 2015 statistics

Data about Italian production in 2015

2015 has not been a totally positive year as far as tanning industry in Italy is concerned, and 2016 is expected to be characterized by a stationary trend.
This is the situation of Italian hide tanning industry according to Salvatore Mercogliano, president of UNIC – Unione Nazionale Industria Conciaria (the Italian national association of Tanning Industries). In particular, the production has decreased by 6% last year, but Mr Mercogliano does not seem to worry about this situation, since the base of the sector is still solid, being Italy one of the most important countries in the world as far as hide tanning is concerned. Italy, indeed, represents the 18% of world leather production and 20% of exports at a global level.

What are the expectations of Italian tanneries for 2016?

In spite of this, many Italian tanneries do not have high expectations as far as the 2016 results are concerned: according to a survey carried out among a sample of Italian tanneries, indeed, only 25% foresee to increase sales. The most optimistic ones are the tanneries from the region Veneto (a very important region as far as leather production and working are concerned), and this optimism is certainly due to the fact that in this region production increased in 2015. However, tanneries from Veneto are not the only ones to have a positive expectation for the future: other optimistic regions are Lombardy and Campania.

Italian hide tanning: exports

The most important market for Italian tanneries is the Italian one (23%), but exports as well are becoming more and more important. In particular, Italian tanning is very popular in the other European countries, but also other parts of the world are becoming more and more interested in Italy from this point of view. In particular, the most promising markets are Vietnam, South Korea and the States.
In order to increase the interest of international markets towards Italian products, according to Mr Mercogliano a strategy is being carried on that is meant to promote the excellence of Italian products abroad.
In conclusion, although the 2015 production has decreased, the Italian tanning industry has many aces in the hole that bode well for the future.